Clarisse vs. Beatty
Bradbury introduces the character Clarisse as a smart minded, independent girl who is different from society. In the other hand, Beatty is basically the problem of what society faces, he wants everyone to be the same, not physically but mentally.
Clarisse starts off by having a friendly relationship with Montag and she then asked him if he was "happy". Clarisse and Montag somehow clicked because Montag liked the way the girl had her mind set, he enjoyed their conversations because not even his wife Millie would listen to him. By the time Montag felt some type of connection towards Clarisse she disappeared completely but later on was told she had gotten hit by a car. He felt devastated because he had never met anyone with the same understanding he did about the world. They both knew there was something great out there that is yet forbidden from their lives. After Clarisse "died" Montag had the audacity to read which was against the law. No one was allowed to have anything readable, just television or perhaps a radio. He risked his life because he wanted to seek his happiness wondering what was reading a book all about. Since a woman was burned to death along with her books Montag was traumatized but then was left wondering what was so important about a stack of papers filled with hundreds of words. Therefore, he seeked his happiness figuring out about the importance of books even if it meant breaking the law.Bradbury built this type of friendship between Clarisse and Montag by them understanding each other in a way no one else can comprehend. Montag went after what he desired but something stood by his way.
Beatty is the one who gives orders at the fire station, firefighters cause the fires instead of preventing or stopping them. Having any kind of book including the bible was illegal because Beatty's argument was that books are only to make people worried or stressed and are a waste of time. He was the problem that stood by Montag's rode of happiness. Beatty burned anyone's home who owned books and Montag didn't want his house burned but he still wished to learn the importance of books. He knew it was illegal which was why he tried keeping it a secret but Mildred and her friends decided to snitch so it all went bad for Montag. Montag risked his life for a book, he wanted to read, he liked reading after all and he was not willing to give up because he had found his happiness. Bradbury made Beatty as an evil heartless person for burning homes, maybe he made it this way to prove that you should do what you believe makes you happy and be self reliant. Something will always get in between you and your rode of happiness because there will be something that will try to block it. Montag knew what he wanted and he killed the boss, Beatty, because his desire to read books was outrageous and only he could understand why. Therefore, I believe that Bradbury made Montag interfere with Clarisse and Beatty to prove that good and bad things associate within your pathway of happiness.